In the cozy town of Redding, Calif., Annie Kingston witnesses a shooting at a convenience store. Several hours away, Chelsea Adams receives a chilling vision from God -- a room full of spiders and two people trapped within by a sadistic madman. A forensic artist, Annie, must draw a composite of the suspect in the convenience store killing.

Then she is contacted by Chelsea, a woman of national notoriety for her visions of murder. What could the convenience store killing and Chelsea's latest vision have in common? The answer may be closer to home than either woman realizes.

Collins deftly finesses the accelerator on this knuckle-chomping ride. Only a master storyteller could pair two strong heroines and juggle first- and third-person narration to achieve a harmony of plot and voice. A few similarities to the last installment in the series provide more hints than is desirable. (Feb., 368 pp., $12.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson